Monday, September 29, 2008

Nothing to say...Good article on writing

I haven't posted in a while because, frankly, I've had nothing to say. I'm dealing with some stuff that is keeping me from writing. And since I don't want to go into that stuff I just haven't been posting.

But I read a great article on Writer's Digest's web site today that I thought I would share:
http://writersdigest.com/article/writers-life-giving-it-up/

It's by a recent MFA graduate who is having doubts about his writing. (Sound familiar?)

Here are two of my favorite passages:

Worst of all, there was no one pushing me forward—no thesis advisor demanding pages, no editor lashing me to finish before deadline, no father demanding I get out of his hot tub and start writing.

Everyone talks about doing things—how they have an idea for a book or magazine piece or whatever—but how many of those people actually sit down and do it? The irony was that I’d already gotten through the hardest part and now I wanted to give up. It’s like quitting a marathon in mile 25 because your shoulder hurts. Best Blogger Tips

5 comments:

DJPare said...

Good article.
I need a roommate!

Writer Bug said...

What does a roommate have to do with this article??? Or just a non sequitor?

bostonerin said...

Hope you are doing well with your "stuff," and if you need an ear, please don't hesitate to call!

Anonymous said...

I've had a crush on Kevin Alexander for a while--I read him every month. He lives in the Boston area, too. I keep hoping to meet him. ;)

RB said...

Oh, that last comment was me!! RB!!!

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